Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
My very first mailart from Jennifer K is this piece for my rabbit mailart call. The rabbit is made with origami paper and fastened to a card using embroidery thread and blanket-stitching. The Japanese character for "rabbit" is formed with embroidery thread, using back-stitching. She says her name seal was made for her by her calligraphy teacher. Yay!
Monday, March 21, 2011
A boldly drawn rabbit on one side, and a humorous excerpt from a rabbit-related interview on the other side. It must be meant for my rabbit mailart call, but there is no name or address of the sender. Please tell me who you are, so I can send you mailart in return!
Valentine started a "Solidarity with Japan" group on IUOMA and has been rallying mailartists to to encourage IUOMA members in Japan during our time of crisis. Today the mailman delivered a lovely pile of mailart, and I was truly encouraged. Thank you so much!
Friday, March 18, 2011
I've never seen frangipani in real life, and I find these to be very exotic. On the back, Carole writes: "It is Autumn here, but I am thinking of the cherry blossoms." The back of the envelope has a cool rabbit rubber-stamped on it, but I forgot to scan it. :p
Thursday, March 10, 2011
From sunny Nice, Yun sent me these four "etegami" images of pieces she submitted to the 127th Carnival of Nice. She says the theme for this year's carnival, which ended on March 8 (Mardi Gras), was "King of the Mediterranean." Fabulous colors, Yun! Thank you for sharing the images and the interesting information about the carnival.
Katerina sent me some rabbit mailart done in a technique I've never heard of before: Sandpaper Collage with Tape Transfer! She calls it SandPo (Sand Poetry). It is both visually and tactile-y intriguing.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
A fascinating print of a "RABBISH, " which Lesley says is a mythological Rabbit-Fish. What did you use for ink, Lesley? It reminds me of the etegami that I've done using coffee as a substitute for sumi ink. Lesley's website is here